The Victorian Government, through the Trade Victoria division, was a proud sponsor of the 2017 Australia China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) held in Beijing from 15-18 September.


Lisa Renkin, Victorian Government Deputy Commissioner to China (far left), after the Research and Innovation panel 

Established in 2010, ACYD brings together 30 outstanding Australian and Greater Chinese citizens between 25-40 years of age to participate in a powerful platform that identifies and connects potential leaders in Australia-Greater China affairs.

The 2017 dialogue was attended by Mr Terry Wang, Education Services Manager at the Victoria Government Trade and Investment network in Chengdu, and aimed to strengthen the Australia-China relationship through in-depth analysis of topics ranging across the environment, tourism, education and research.


Terry Wang, Education Services Manager at the Victoria Government Trade and Investment network (far left), with other ACYD delegates 

Speakers at the 2017 event included Ms Lisa Renkin, Victorian Government Deputy Commissioner to China, who shared her insights on Sino-Australian biotech and medical partnerships, and Mr Matt Baker, a molecular biologist at the University of NSW and contributor to ABC Radio.

ACYD advances the Australia-Greater China relationship by promoting frequent and meaningful dialogue between young leaders from the two regions.

ACYD’s core objectives are to:

  • develop a community of Australian and Greater Chinese young leaders from a range of backgrounds to create long-term, mutually beneficial relationships
  • position young influential leaders to be active, visible and constructive figures in Australia and Greater China affairs
  • leverage ACYD's community to promote awareness and understanding of culture and society in the public interest.